Science Saturday is Coming-Are You Signed Up, Yet?

Parents of ‘tweens, have you registered for the next Science Saturday at Campbell Creek Science Center? The program continues this Saturday, January 9, and the staff have cooked up some pretty interesting stuff around the topic of Energy for your budding scientists. From 1-3:30 p.m., kids ages 8-12 will be exploring how energy is created, […]

A New Year Brings More Alaskan Winter Fun

With the frenzied holiday event calendar behind us, most Alaskans are now settled into the serious business of having fun. From now until the snow makes its final descent, the question of whether or not visiting families can find activities becomes moot. The real point to ponder is which to choose, first. January through March […]

Alaska Botanical Garden Welcomes Winter Visitors

As daylight grew thin on the eve of Winter Solstice, AK Fam strapped on snowshoes and backpacks and slogged our way into a secret garden. Yes, a garden, and not just any old pea patch. This garden was a magical, ethereal visit into the depths of Alaska’s native plant world courtesy of the Alaska Botanical […]

Give the Gift of Alyeska

Have skiers on your gift list? Amy at Alyeska Resort just sent over a reminder that Costco (both Dimond and DeBarr locations) have discounted lift tickets and gift cards for unlimited fun this winter. A 3-pack of lift tickets is only $129.99, 20% off. These tickets, my friends, are unrestricted, which means your family can […]

Great Alaskan TourSaver: THE Best Gift for Alaskan Travel

It’s December; snow is falling outside and temperatures are in the high teens, and it will be dark soon (or it still is, depending upon the point of view). But I’m warm and toasty in my little Anchorage split-level, soothing my chilly soul with a quick read of The Great Alaskan TourSaver coupon book, given […]

Woot! It’s Fun Friday! Let’s Go Fishing

Whoa, wasn’t it just Monday a few days ago? I tell you, December is flying by faster than Santa’s reindeer on a sugar rush. Fun Friday kicks off with a special edition dedicated to the folks who support and organize the Richard Frieisinger Jewel Lake Ice Fishing Jamboree. For the last 22 years, thousands of […]

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Open for Winter Hours

This just in from our friends at the Chugach National Forest: the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier has opened for winter hours. From now until May 23, 2010, visitors can peruse the exhibits and movie “Voices From Ice” on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting. If your family has not […]

UAA and Alyeska Ski Club Team Up for Swap

West High School in Anchorage is the place to be this weekend for the UAA Ski Team/Alyeska Ski and Snowboard Club ski swap. Opening at Noon on Saturday, and 9 a.m. on Sunday, the swap will feature used ski/snowboard equipment as well as vendors offering deals on new stuff, waxing clinics, and sign-ups for winter […]

It’s Coffee and Playtime

Here at AKontheGO we know moms and dads sometimes need a little fuel to keep up with their little (or not so little) ones. We have made close friends within Anchorage coffee circles, choosing shops that do not mind our kids’ chatter, activity, or choice of food item to spill on the floor. Yet, these […]

Nordic Skiing: It’s Never Too Early

Happy Monday, AKontheGO readers! Another fabulous weekend is behind us and here we are, in the middle of October already. That means it’s time to talk skiing, or keep on talking about skiing… We’ve already covered the Alpine circut a fair bit with mention of our destination ski resort, Alyeska, and will talk with our […]

Fun Friday Means Family-Friendly Events in Anchorage!

Ohhh, AKontheGO’ers; this is going to be one fun weekend of festivals and events in the greater Anchorage/MatSu area. Music, art, outdoor activities, the lineup is just too cool to miss. Here are our family’s best bets for tomorrow. Somehow we’ll fit it all in. Timing, people, it’s all in the timing… The Alaska Native […]